Career Guidance is provided at James Monroe in both individual and group settings. All JMHS students are provided career guidance in group settings through score interpretation of their ASVAB test scores. Career Explorations lessons are completed in Advisory class each year. Students can speak with locally employed representatives from a variety of different fields at our annual college/career fair. The guidance department also hosts meetings with seniors about college/career plans in large groups. Students who would like individualized counseling are welcome to visit the guidance department for assistance. We do have both job shadowing and experiential learning programs at JMHS where students can work on-site with professionals to gain career insights. Several websites are listed below that may help students who are exploring different career fields.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics: The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions and price changes in the economy.
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College Monster: This site provides resume tips, interview tricks and cover letter coverage, among other things.
EducationPlanner.org: EducationPlanner is your one-stop career and college planning website. EducationPlanner provides practical and easy-to-understand advice to help prepare students for the important decisions they will face in the future.
Mapping Your Future: Mapping Your Future is a national collaborative, public-service, nonprofit organization providing career, college, financial aid and financial literacy information and services for students, families and schools.
US Census Bureau: The US Census Bureau seeks to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
West Virginia Clearing House: This site provides resources to help students plan for life after high school.
West Virginia Division of Personnel: This site provides state government job opportunities. Additionally, staffing services in this division provide employment counseling and assessment services to applicants for all State merit system jobs.
My Next Move : Find out what you would like to do for a living!
My State My Life: My State. My Life. fosters awareness of the educational and career opportunities available to West Virginia's young people, helps them establish goals, and shows them helpful pathways to reach these goals.